2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry (Smith's) (10th or 11th Battalion) (Confederate)
Brief History[edit | edit source]
This regiment was organized in February, 1862, with eight companies. The unit served in the Department of East Tennessee, but was soon mustered out of service. 
Originally 10th (also called 11th) Tennessee Cavalry Battalion
When 'the regiment was disbanded, two of the companies were transferred to the 4th (Starnes') Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. A number of individuals from other companies later served in Alabama organizations.' 
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
- Captain Peter T. Rankin - Men from Marion County.
- Captain Samuel P. Thompson - From Wilson County and Smith County.
- Captain Allen Lea - "The Lookout Rangers" - Men from Marion County.
- Captain John F. Thomason - Men from Marion County.
- Captain Robert C. Bass -
- Captain Samuel Y. Barkley -
- Captain John D. Wheeler -
- Captain Thomas P. Kinney -
- Captain Malone -
The information about the companies is from Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 Nov 2011).
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Tennesseans in the Civil War, (accessed 18 Nov 2011). Organization and brief history of 2nd (Smith's) Tennessee Cavalry Regiment..